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Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction: The Fifties / Den of Lions / Above Suspicion / Wings of Morning
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction The Fifties / Den of Lions / Above Suspicion / Wings of Morning Author:David Halberstam, Terry Anderson, Joe Sharkey, Orestes Lorenzo The Fifties by David Halberstam — The '50s, according to Halberstam, was one of the most tumultuous, dynamic and far-reaching decades of the century. In an eminently readable style, the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist... tunnels below familiar surfaces (the game-show scandals, the Korean War, school integration, the U2 spy... more » plane affair, Nixon, Brando) to reveal the self-confidence and paranoia, liberality and conformity, that defined the decade... A rare kind of history book -- a page turner with a message.
Den of Lions by Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson offers a deeply intimate portrait of himself, warts and all...[He] emerges as a warm, earthy person, whose lusty embrace of life even his captors couldn't take from him...a decent, compassionate person whose obvious level-headedness is not insistently asserted, but slowly makes itself apparent in the course of a knowing, toughing self-presentation.
Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey
Joe Sharkey has done a great job of telling the story of an FBI man who killed a source... 'Above Suspicion', like the best of true crime -- or any good book -- leaves you thinking about what people are capable of long after you've finished the last chapter."
Wings of the Morning by Orestes Lorenzo
"If Orestes Lorenzo didn't exist, Hollywood might have had to invent him-if it dared..." The former major has written a suspenseful and genuinely affecting account of his experiences... certain to grip the imagination and emotions.« less